Saturday 9 OCTOBER 2021
MC Kieren Lillis joins in with his banjo.
Cecelia Krieg, Mark Schuster, Peter Gerber and Bruce Bell
Kevin Swan, Olga Carolan and Karl Quaill.
Bruce Bell of Kogan
Close your eyes and listen
Jeanette and Harold lead the 'All-Up'
Showing how it's done
Amelia Granturco, musical director of the Accordion Alfrescos, shows us how it's done.
Having a great time
Dominique Granturco from Sydney-based ensemble, Accordions Alfresco
A touch of class
Jedda from Accordions Alfresco
Frank Schroder with his 120-year old Sir Charles Wheatstone concertina.
Cecelia Krieg sang the National Anthem at the official opening and at the evening jam and dance session.
Having a break
Mark Schuster (Roma) and Joan van Kuijck (Maclagan Hall Committee member)
Enjoying her day
Max & Thelma Netz
Back for the second year from Caboolture were Max and Thelma Netz.
Jessie and Edwy Dent of Gayndah chat with Uwe Soltau of Wellington Point.
A touch of Dutch
Dutch traveller Marielle Kruithof, played and sang in Dutch, German and English.
The Last Post
18-year old visually-impaired Sebastian Curtis (with his grandfather Frank Chiverton), played the 'Last Post' to rapturous applause.
Back each year
Familiar faces return each year.
Three members of the Bundaberg U3A class entertained us at the afternoon concert.
The Swiss group
Peter, Willy and Olga entertained us with a variety of instruments and tunes with a Swiss flavour.
By popular request
Karl Quaill performing 'My boomerang won't come back' with Kevin Cairns (Buttaba NSW) providing the sound.
A touch of German
Marianne Soltau has been coming to the festival with her husband, Uwe, for 11 years
What a buzz when everyone was on stage!
Sydney-based orchestra, Accordions Alfresco, were the highlight of the festival.
Buses of all sizes arrived from all directions on festival day.
Fun on stage
The morning 'All-Up' led by Les Weedon and Jeanette Kummerow.
Singing in German
German-born Uwe Soltau comes each year from the Brisbane bayside suburb of Victoria Point.
Glenny Grunfelder and Cheryle Mills from the Accordions Alfresco group from Sydney.
A morning shower
Thanks for the rain, who-ever brought it with them.
Cecelia & Robin Krieg (Pittsworth) with visitors Wendy Darwin & John Briggs (Darwin)
The day before
Karl Quaill (Burpengary), Lynton Stewart (Canberra) and Peter Gerber (Brisbane)
Friday night jam session
A quick dinner then down to some serious playing!
Swiss Mountain Horn
Willy Felder from Rodsberg with his Swiss Mountain Horn
Thelma & Max Netz
Describe your image
Button accordion player Peter Davenport amongst and piano accordions.
All players were invited on stage twice throughout the day.
Ben Pattinson, President of the Australian Accordion Society with his bass accordion.
Rob Hawtin and Accordion Alfresco member .....
Editor of the Australian Accordion Review is Cheryle Mills of Sydney.
Wearing the music!
Margaret O'Mara of Toowoomba getting into the mood.
Playing upside down
Upside down player John McKeough from Rockhampton with Robin Krieg, Karl Quaill and Frank Schroder.
Jeanette Kummerow with her harmonica at the 'All-Up'.
The first bracket of music to start off the evening.
Gerry van den Heuvel (Tewantin) led the first bracket of evening music, accompanied by Keith Willmer of Deception Bay.
the evening dance music.
Ever heard of 'freestyle' music?
10-year old Finn MacDermid competed in China and won the silver medal for Australia.
Jeanette Kummerow leads the final dance session of the evening.
Dance with accordion music
Keeping traditions alive... Dancing to accordion music just like in the decades past.
Some of the many small items for sale throughout the day.
Meeting our local member
Accordion Alfresco members meet our local member, QLD LNP Leader, Mrs Deb Frecklington.
Saturday 9 OCTOBER 2021